October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know both men and women can be get breast cancer? In October the focus on breast cancer awareness includes all members of the population. For men and women, the diagnosis and testing is virtually the same: Physical Examination; Diagnostic Mammograms; Breast MRI and Ultrasound tests; and Biopsies.

An average of 1 in 833 males has a risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. For females the risk is 1 in 8.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation notes breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women.  For men, an estimated 2470 across the U.S. will be diagnosed this year as compared to 252,710 women.

There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.  Early diagnosis and treatment and public awareness have been key factors in the successful treatment of breast cancer in the U.S. and worldwide.

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